Girls Build at Glendora High School
T E S T I M O N I A L S
Problems We Hope to Solve
Eighty percent of students feel overwhelmed in their day to day lives due to their responsibilities as a student. Fifty percent of students have also reported their mental health status as below average or low. In California alone, about 32% of students have been sad and/or depressed every day for at least 2 weeks in a row. This means that out of the 2500 students that attend Glendora High School, about 800 students have felt this sense of hopelessness for weeks at a time, stunting their usual activities. Statistics have also shown that students with a better support system, community, or safe-haven that they can rely on, improve mentally, as well as academically. In addition, an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are currently in the ocean. To combat this, we are going to improve our school and community’s sustainability by recycling plastic. Plastic takes thousands of years to break down and is a risk to any form of life around it. It gets stuck in animals’ bodies and when burned, the fumes are toxic and cause lung problems. Our student-led mindfulness and mental health awareness events will help foster a sense of deeper community among students . Connecting our community to the environment will raise awareness for climate change and mental health. In addition, our community service projects and seminars will help to connect the city as a whole, lessening the gap between teenagers and the older generations while also raising awareness about environmentally responsible behavior.